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How To Start Your Own Country
 
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The Devastating Zika Virus Explained http://testu.be/20FUvsd » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe As Zika virus continues to spread, the WHO is taking to action to try to contain it. But how do countries control a pandemic like Zika? Learn More: The WHO just declared a public health emergency related to Zika virus http://www.vox.com/2016/2/1/10871562/zika-health-emergency-who "Zika, a virus that barely bothered humans until last year, has been moving. " Zika virus could become 'explosive pandemic' http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35425731 "US scientists have urged the World Health Organisation to take urgent action over the Zika virus, which they say has "explosive pandemic potential"." What The Ebola Crisis Can Teach Us About Responding To The Zika Outbreak http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ebola-zika-virus-who_us_56ad14a5e4b0010e80ea544b "The World Health Organization was widely criticized for delays and mismanagement in its response to the Ebola crisis that ravaged three West African countries in 2014." Public health emergencies: a brief history http://news.yahoo.com/public-health-emergencies-brief-history-214026637.html "By declaring a surge of microcephaly cases in Latin America to be a "public health emergency of international concern", the World Health Organization has sought to boost research into a little-understood condition." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "November wood" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Everything You Need To Know About Edward Snowden
 
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What Does The Future Of Religion Look Like? http://testu.be/1LjoQRY » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Atheism is becoming increasingly more popular, and some people turning away from religion are using the Flying Spaghetti Monster to express their beliefs. So how did the Flying Spaghetti Monster become a symbol of religious satire? Learn More: Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster http://www.venganza.org/about/open-le... "With millions, if not thousands, of devout worshipers, the Church of the FSM is widely considered a legitimate religion, even by its opponents - mostly fundamentalist Christians, who have accepted that our God has larger balls than theirs." Pastafarians rejoice as Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is granted permission to register as a religion in Poland http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wei... "A church that worships an invisible flying spaghetti monster can now apply to be registered as an official religion in Poland, after a 2013 court ruling was overturned on Tuesday." A closer look at America's rapidly growing religious 'nones' http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/... "Religiously unaffiliated people have been growing as a share of all Americans for some time." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Let's get Ready" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting TestTube! Check Jules out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su
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What Is Life Really Like In Iceland?
 
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How Powerful Are The Nordic Countries? http://bit.ly/1UmSUP6 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Despite harsh winters and economic decline, Iceland ranked third on the UN's 2016 World Happiness Report. So what makes Icelanders so happy? Learn More: United Nations: 2016 World Happiness Report http://worldhappiness.report/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/03/HR-V1_web.pdf The Atlantic: Iceland: Superlative Happiness on a Cold Little Rock http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/08/iceland-superlative-happiness-on-a-cold-little-rock/261005/ BBC: The Truth about Icelandic Happiness http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160509-the-truth-about-icelandic-happiness InterNations: Healthcare, Education and Safety in Iceland https://www.internations.org/iceland-expats/guide/living-in-iceland-15712/healthcare-education-and-safety-in-iceland-3 Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Human Connection" _ More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Powerful Are The Nordic Countries?
 
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Watch More: This Happened Here: Babes Ride Out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gjhd-oKdPs&list=UUJsSEDFFnMFvW9JWU6XUn0Q The Biker Gang Protecting Veterans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nODVhQcIJTc » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe A deadly rivalry shootout in Waco, Texas has become one of the deadliest violence involving motorcycle gangs in recent U.S. history. So how many other biker gangs are just as dangerous? Learn More: How the Bandidos became one of the world's most feared biker gangs http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/05/18/how-the-bandidos-became-americas-most-feared-biker-gang/ "American bike gangs took root after World War II, when thousands of young, disaffected, often war-traumatized men returned to a country they didn't recognize. Many rejected it." Waco biker shoot-out: Facts about the Bandidos and the Cossacks motorcycle gangs http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/32780433/waco-biker-shoot-out-facts-about-the-bandidos-and-the-cossacks-motorcycle-gangs Outlaw Motorcyle Gangs and Photos http://www.justice.gov/criminal/ocgs/gangs/motorcycle.html "There are more than 300 active OMGs within the United States, ranging in size from single chapters with five or six members to hundreds of chapters with thousands of members worldwide." The founding of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club http://affa.hells-angels.com/hamc-history/ "During the fifties more Hells Angels Charters came into existence. In the beginning the different charters had nothing to do with each other, but after some years they united and a regular criteria of admission was laid down. From having been exclusively a Californian phenomenon, the club developed internationally in 1961." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Julia Wilde for hosting TestTube! Check Julia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Julia_SCI
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Who Owns Antarctica?
 
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The U.S. is testing heavily armed autonomous drones for combat... and they're working. These computer controlled weapon carriers operate solely on their own and have already been used to attack targets abroad. Is this the future of war? Will soldiers soon be replaced by machines? » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Learn More: How Drones are Redefining "Justice" in Warfare on Hippo Reads: http://read.hipporeads.com/how-drones-redefine-justice-the-hidden-war-on-terror/ "Most opposition voices understand that drone technology itself is here to stay: it is the moral and legal basis for certain applications of the technology that has been called into question." The Future Is Now: Navy's Autonomous Swarmboats Can Overwhelm Adversaries http://www.onr.navy.mil/Media-Center/Press-Releases/2014/autonomous-swarm-boat-unmanned-caracas.aspx Navy Unveils Self-Guided Drone Boats http://nypost.com/2014/10/05/navy-unveils-self-guided-drone-boats/ Office of Naval Research: Autonomous Swarm Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITTvgkO2Xw4&feature=youtu.be More Than 2,400 Dead as Obama's Drone Campaign Marks Five Years http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2014/01/23/more-than-2400-dead-as-obamas-drone-campaign-marks-five-years/ Reforming U.S. Drone Strike Policies http://www.cfr.org/wars-and-warfare/reforming-us-drone-strike-policies/p29736 Ethical and Methodological Issues in Assessing Drones' Civilian Impacts in Pakistan http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/10/06/ethical-and-methodological-issues-in-assessing-drones-civilian-impacts-in-pakistan/ Department of Justice: Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation Directed Against a U.S. Citizen Who is a Senior Operational Leader of Al-Qa'ida or an Associated Force http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/msnbc/sections/news/020413_DOJ_White_Paper.pdf Watch More: Using Drones to Protect Nature https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szV-P__unmU _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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The Secret To Germany’s Powerful Economy
 
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What Countries Are The Most Energy Efficient? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytkt2YxGou4 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Pointed to as an example of success, the German economy has thrived while the rest of Europe struggled. So what's their recipe for success? Learn More: The Guardian: Miele boss explains how his two-family business has lasted four generations https://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/13/miele-boss-family-business-four-generations Wall Street Journal: The Engines of Growth https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703509104576329643153915516 The Economist: German Lessons http://www.economist.com/news/business/21606834-many-countries-want-mittelstand-germanys-it-not-so-easy-copy-german-lessons More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Written by: Jennie Butler Edited by: Alex Esteves Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis
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What Is The Ancient Japanese Religion Shinto?
 
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What Is The World's Most Peaceful Religion? - https://youtu.be/T0W-a8Ux0Do » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Practiced by nearly 80% of the population, Shinto is the largest religion in Japan. So what exactly is this ancient Japanese religion? Learn More: Is Shinto a Religion? http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/shinto/beliefs/religion.shtml Shinto: Ritual Practices and Institutions https://www.britannica.com/topic/Shinto/Ritual-practices-and-institutions Music provided by: "Voyage" More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Written by: Jennie Butler Edited by: Alex Esteves Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis
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How Powerful Is Canada?
 
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What Does Death Smell Like? http://bit.ly/1PTF8G5 What We Know About Death And Our Plan To Beat It http://bit.ly/1MXbcCR » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe As populations grow older, more countries are changing their policies on end-of-life care. So where is the best place to die? Learn More: The 2015 Quality of Death Index http://www.economistinsights.com/sites/default/files/2015%20Quality%20of%20Death%20Index%20Oct%207%20FINAL.pdf "Everyone hopes for a good death, or rather, "a good life to the very end" , but until recently there was little dedicated effort and investment to provide the resources and education that would make that possible." Pain and Palliative Care: The Emergence of New Specialties http://www.academia.edu/7032478/Pain_and_Palliative_Care_The_Emergence_of_New_Specialties "The clinical and cultural significance of pain associated with advanced cancer means that the development of methods for its relief occupies a special place within the history of modern medicine." China's Population Destiny: The Looming Crisis http://www.brookings.edu/research/articles/2010/09/china-population-wang "Observers of China's rise, when assessing the implications for global peace and prosperity, have largely focused their attention on the country's economy, on its energy and resource needs, on the environmental consequences of its rapid expansion, and on the nation's military buildup and strategic ambitions." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting TestTube!
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How Iceland Beat The Banks
 
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Iran's Fight For Nuclear Power http://testu.be/1KEZGQB Why Does The U.S. Love Israel? http://testu.be/1IsV21w » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Iran and Israel have had rocky relations for decades, and recently, the tension seems is rising. So, why do Israel and Iran hate each other? Learn More: Eradicating the 'Little Satan' http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB123093176783149767 "The accession of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the presidency of the Islamic Republic of Iran has been accompanied by a sharp transformation in the Iranian attitude to, and depiction of, the state of Israel." Why Iran takes issue with the Holocaust http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-24442723 "When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was Iranian president, one issue which continually antagonised and offended abroad was his statements questioning the scale of the Holocaust, or whether it had even happened at all." U.S. pushing Israel to stop assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists http://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-pushing-israel-to-stop-assassinating-iranian-nuclear-scientists/ "As Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flies to Washington - due to arrive on Sunday (March 2), to prepare for talks with President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday - it's clear that there are several points of friction between Israel and the United States." Iran and the Palestinians http://iranprimer.usip.org/resource/iran-and-palestinians "After the 1979 revolution, Iran ended its alliance with Israel and started supporting the Palestinians, symbolized by turning over the Israeli embassy in Tehran to the Palestine Liberation Organization." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Chernobyl: The World's Worst Nuclear Disaster
 
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Share on Facebook: http://testu.be/1yKvWIG ISIS’s recruitment tactics are proving to be disturbingly effective, and now the terrorist group is luring in a new breed of fighters: women. Women from various Western countries are flocking to The Middle East to join The Islamic State as jihadi brides. But why? Why are these women so eager to support the extremists? Learn More: The British Women Married to Jihad http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/06/british-women-married-to-jihad-isis-syria ISIS Rapes and Enslaves Women. So Why Are So Many Joining the Cause? http://www.vox.com/2014/10/20/6987673/isis-women From Food Recipes to AK-47s: Inside Online World of the Women of ISIS http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/10/world/meast/iraq-syria-isis-women/ Analysis: Why are Western Women Joining Islamic State? http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29507410 Watch More: Who Are The Kurdish Women Fighting ISIS? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPwZGHivQSQ&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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When Does The US Legally Recognize A Religion?
 
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Why The U.S. Needs China http://testu.be/1Squ8N5 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe China’s economy is fearing collapse and it looks like only one man can save it: Ronald Reagan. Wait, what? How can Reaganomics save China’s economy? Learn More: Xi Jinping’s Remedy for China’s Economic Gloom Has Echoes of Reaganomics http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/04/wor... “With the world looking to China for assurance that it can manage its slowing economy and tumultuous stock market, President Xi Jinping has begun pushing a remedy that sounds less like Marx and Mao than Reagan and Thatcher.” Stagflation http://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/s... “A condition of slow economic growth and relatively high unemployment – economic stagnation – accompanied by rising prices, or inflation, or inflation and a decline in Gross Domestic Product (GDP).” Do Americans still not get Reaganomics? http://www.salon.com/2013/04/02/do_am... “The results of a new Gallup poll released Monday reveal an unfortunate yet wholly unsurprising fact: The most commonly offered positive statement about the Republican Party continues to be its capacity for ‘better fiscal management.’” Tax Cuts Don't Lead to Economic Growth, a New 65-Year Study Finds http://www.theatlantic.com/business/a... “Here's a brief economic history of the last quarter-century in taxes and growth.” Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Leitmotiv" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What Weapons Are Illegal In War?
 
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Who is Kim Jong-un? - http://testu.be/1J0YpzR » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe North Korea is in a severe drought, yet due to high tensions with the US, its food aid options are slim. So who's giving aid to North Korea? Learn More: North Korea Faces Severe Shortfall In Foreign Food Aid http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/25/north-korea-food-aid_n_5212148.html "A funding crunch for aid to North Korea has become so severe 500,000 rural schoolchildren are as of this month no longer receiving assistance and aid to millions more could soon dry up, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press." Foreign Assistance to North Korea https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R40095.pdf "Between 1995 and 2008, the United States provided North Korea with over $1.3 billion in assistance: slightly more than 50% for food aid and about 40% for energy assistance." In Focus: North Korea's Nuclear Threats http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/04/12/world/asia/north-korea-questions.html "North Korea has been issuing near-daily threats against the United States and South Korea, and sometimes at United States forces in the Pacific." United Nations' Food Aid Program for North Korea Lacks Donors http://www.wsj.com/articles/united-nations-food-aid-program-for-north-korea-lacks-donors-1409047712 "The United Nations' food assistance agency says it may have to stop operating in North Korea because of a lack of funding, as donors continue to shy away from the rogue state." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Evan Puschak for hosting TestTube! Check Evan out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheeNerdwriter/media
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How Powerful Are The Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg?
 
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Is Donald Trump A Fascist? http://testu.be/1NQAna2 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe The 2016 elections have turned into a media circus and Donald Trump is the star of the show. So is the media to blame for Trump's success? Learn More: Why is Trump surging? Blame the media. https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2015/07/20/why-is-trump-surging-blame-the-media/ "Donald Trump's surge to the front of the GOP presidential polls has occasioned not a little media attention and endless speculation as to why. You can disregard most of that speculation." CAMPAIGN 2016 COVERAGE: ANNUAL TOTALS FOR 2015 http://tyndallreport.com/ "During 2015, Campaign 2016 logged more than 17 hours of coverage on the broadcast networks' weekday nightly newscasts (ABC, CBS and NBC combined)." Who won the ratings race: Fox News or Donald Trump? http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/29/media/republican-debate-ratings-donald-trump/ "Donald Trump's counter-programming stunt succeeded in stealing viewers from Fox News' Republican presidential debate." COMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1934 (transition.fcc.gov) https://transition.fcc.gov/Reports/1934new.pdf "For the purpose of regulating interstate and foreign commerce in communication by wire and radio so as to make available, so far as possible, to all the people of the United States... " Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Concentration" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting TestTube! Check Jules out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su
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How Powerful Is The Vatican?
 
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Surprising Sex Laws That Still Exist http://testu.be/1rBPCe9 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Around the world, adultery raises mixed feelings ranging from criminal offense to an acceptable practice. So where is adultery illegal? Learn More: Somalian rape victim, 13, stoned to death http://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/03/somalia-rape-amnesty "An Islamist rebel administration in Somalia has had a 13-year-old girl stoned to death for adultery after the child's father reported that she was raped by three men." When Adultery Is a Crime http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/03/south-korea-adultery-law-repeal/386603/ "Last week, a South Korean court struck down a national institution: a six-decade-old law that made adultery a criminal act carrying a prison sentence of up to two years." French more accepting of infidelity than people in other countries http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/01/14/french-more-accepting-of-infidelity-than-people-in-other-countries/ "French President Francois Hollande may have hoped his first press conference of 2014 would offer an opportunity to discuss his agenda and boost his sagging political fortunes, but when he faced reporters today he confronted questions about his personal life - specifically his alleged affair with actress Julie Gayet." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Vorsprung" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Why Do Canada And The Netherlands Love Each Other?
 
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Canada And Russia's Complicated Alliance http://bit.ly/2aiwIX4 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe During World War II, Canada and the Netherlands formed a friendship that persists until today. So what's behind their strong alliance? Learn More: CBC News: VE-Day: Why Dutch-Canadian connections have stayed so strong http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ve-day-why-dutch-canadian-connections-have-stayed-so-strong-1.3057318 Dutch News: 10 things you need to know about the end of World War II in the Netherlands http://www.dutchnews.nl/features/2015/05/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-end-of-world-war-ii-in-the-netherlands/ CBC News: Abdicating Dutch queen was a wartime Ottawa schoolgirl http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/abdicating-dutch-queen-was-a-wartime-ottawa-schoolgirl-1.1315871 Netherlands-Canada Chamber of Commerce: Trade Information http://www.nccc.trade/Canada-Netherland _ More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting Seeker Daily! Check Jules out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su
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How Does The UN Work?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Special Thanks to Evan Puschak for hosting TestTube! Last month, the Pakistani Taliban attacked a school in Peshawar and killed 132 children. This is one of the largest attacks the nation has ever seen. Who are the Pakistani Taliban and what exactly are their motives? Learn More: Peshawar School Attack: Who Are the Pakistani Taliban and What Do They Want? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/peshawar-school-attack-who-are-the-pakistani-taliban-and-what-do-they-want-9928261.html How the Pakistani Taliban Became a Deadly Force http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/17/world/asia/how-the-pakistani-taliban-became-a-deadly-force.html?_r=0 National Counterterrorism Terrorist Profile: Mullah Omar http://www.nctc.gov/site/profiles/mullah_omar.html Can Peshawar Rage Finally Rouse Pakistan to Act Against the Taliban? http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/20/peshawar-rouse-pakistan-act-taliban Peshawar Massacre: Afghan Taliban Condemn 'Un-Islamic' Pakistan School Carnage http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/peshawar-massacre-afghan-taliban-condemn-un-islamic-pakistan-school-carnage-1479853 After Years of Delays, Pakistan Cracks Down on Violent Islamists http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/after-years-of-delays-pakistan-cracks-down-on-violent-islamists/2014/12/28/cbce12fa-8d58-11e4-ace9-47de1af4c3eb_story.html Watch More: What is Sharia Law? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjJVO8GASmw&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Why Does The UK Want To Leave The EU?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Nepal's Gurkha Army is known around the world as a resilient force with a fierce reputation for great fighters. So, who are the Gurkhas? Learn More: Who are the Gurkhas? http://www.ayo-gorkhali.org/en/gurkhas/who-are-the-gurkhas "It is said that Gurkhas take their name from the Himalayan principality of Gorkha in west-central Nepal. " Gurkhas: the beginning of the end? http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/nov/10/gurkhas-mod-cuts-end-role "As scores of British Gurkha soldiers are made redundant by the British army and recruitment numbers fall, there is deep concern among Nepal's mountain tribes that their proud 200-year tradition could be under threat." In photos: 200 years of the fierce, fearless Gurkha warriors http://qz.com/390476/in-photos-200-years-of-the-fierce-fearless-gurkha-warriors/ "Such is the reputation of Gurkhas-the fearless, fierce soldiers from Nepal-that even the gritty Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, one of India's greatest military commander, was an avowed admirer: 'If a soldier says he is not afraid of death, he is either lying or he is a Gurkha.'" Nepal's Elite Gurkha Fighters Struggle to Save Homeland http://www.wsj.com/articles/nepals-elite-fighters-struggle-to-save-homeland-1430687566 "When the earthquake that ravaged Nepal hit this mountain village, Dhaniram Ghale lost his home and dozens of his neighbors, who were crushed to death." Watch More: Nepal's Desperate Struggle For Democracy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdw9-825Sh8&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What Is The Patriot Act?
 
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Within this past year alone, there have been hundreds of instances of Russian bomber planes, submarines, fighter jets, and warships crossing into foreign territory without permission. So what exactly does Russia hope to gain here? And are the nations they're snooping on at risk? » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Learn More: Sweden Hunts for Mystery Submarine http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/20/world/europe/sweden-russia-submarine-mystery/index.html Japan Jets Scrambling to Counter Rising Russian Incursions http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/15/us-japan-russia-idUSKCN0I42NR20141015 Watch More: How Powerful is Russia? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vX-_hjx_go _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Can The Middle East Survive Without Oil?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Dubai is so rich it has its own fleet of man-made islands, and the police force drives Ferraris. So how did Dubai, and the United Arab Emirates get so wealthy? Learn More: 15 Mind-Blowing Facts About Dubai http://www.businessinsider.com/mind-b... "Dubai has been one of the most exciting and volatile economic stories of the 21st century." The UAE and Global Oil Supply http://www.uae-embassy.org/uae/energy... "With nearly 10 percent of the total world supply of proven crude oil reserves, the UAE is an important provider to global energy markets. As a mainstay to the economy, oil exports now account for about 30 percent of total UAE gross domestic product." United Arab Emirates profile - Overview http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-... "The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven states formed in 1971 by the then Trucial States after independence from Britain. Since then, it has grown from a quiet backwater to one of the Middle East's most important economic centres." Watch More: Abused Migrant Workers In United Arab Emirates: High Cost Of High Culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3rxd... _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What Are Super PACs?
 
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Ebola is on the rise again in Western Africa with nearly 1,100 people infected. Should we be worried about this virus spreading? And can it possibly be the next global pandemic? Learn More: Ebola only a plane ride away from USA http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/28/ebola-potential-to-spread/13267909/ Since it was detected in March, the number of cases attributed to Ebola in the West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea stands at 1,201, including 672 deaths. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/cdcresponse.htm This document summarizes key events of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic and CDC's response activities for historical purposes. Ebola Kills Liberian Doctor, 2 Americans Infected http://time.com/3043753/ebola-kills-liberian-doctor-2-americans-infected/ One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa - the largest ever recorded. Watch More: Why the Anti-HIV Pill Isn't a Good Idea for Everyone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmGBvulpleM&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA Why Does The US Still Have Troops In Iraq? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUyZBfPZU9o&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA
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When Can You Be Stripped Of Your Citizenship?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Paris' Pont des Arts has become a symbol of fidelity through love locks. But now, Paris must break them to preserve its historical bridge. Learn More: Paris Love Lock Bridge History: Why Romantic Gesture Irks Preservationists http://www.ibtimes.com/paris-love-lock-bridge-history-why-romantic-gesture-irks-preservationists-1947150 "The Pont des Arts bridge in Paris, famous across the globe as a symbol of passion and fidelity, will have its roughly one million "love locks" cut off over the next few days after years of structural damage." Paris ends relationship with 'love locks' http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/30/travel/paris-love-locks-bridges-feat/ "The city of Paris started removing padlocks from the Pont des Arts on Monday, effectively ending the tourist tradition of attaching "love locks" to the bridge." Paris Bridge's Love Locks Are Taken Down http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/02/world/europe/paris-bridges-locks-of-love-taken-down.html "The padlocks that weigh heavily on the sides of the Pont des Arts tell stories dear to the lovers who affixed them to the celebrated bridge's iron grillwork." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What Does The Peace Corps Really Do?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe In December 2014, a ceremony was held to mark the end of the 13-year war in Afghanistan. So, what does it really mean to "end" a war? Learn More: 6 Wars Fought For Ridiculous Reasons http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/6-wars-fought-for-ridiculous-reasons "Most wars are fought over serious issues like territory, resources or political freedom, but others arise from bizarre and even comical circumstances. " Servo-Bulgarian War - Battle of Slivnitsa 1885 http://www.balkanhistory.com/slivnitsa_1885.htm "The conclusion of the Russo-Turkish War and the Congress of Berlin 1878 left Bulgaria divided into two sections." End the War In Afghanistan in 2014 http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/promise/1096/end-war-afghanistan-2014/ "President Obama responsibly ended the war in Iraq and will end the war in Afghanistan in 2014." Watch More: Does the U.S. Create Terrorists? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tul7qkUbGdg&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What Is Lobbying and Can It Be Good?
 
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Why Is Germany The Only Country Stepping Up In The Refugee Crisis? http://testu.be/1Q41C3V » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Thousands of migrants have died while trying to seek refuge in Europe. Some are blaming the EU for its slow response to the migrant crisis. So, is the EU at fault? Learn More: Data raises questions over EU's attitude towards asylum seekers (m.euronews.com) http://m.euronews.com/en/304485/ "New data has shed fresh doubt over the EU's attitude to asylum seekers after a weekend in which more than 700 migrants drowned trying to reach the continent." 10 truths about Europe's migrant crisis (theguardian.com) http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/aug/10/10-truths-about-europes-refugee-crisis "When you're facing the world's biggest refugee crisis since the second world war, it helps to have a sober debate about how to respond." Operation Triton: Europe's Mediterranean border patrol (bbc.com) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-30039044 "New maritime patrols aimed at stemming the flow of African migrants making the dangerous Mediterranean crossing to Europe are taking over from the Italian navy." Dublin Procedure: Germany says EU rule 'not working' (channel4.com) http://www.channel4.com/news/eu-migration-policy-not-working-germany "The Dublin Procedures established the principle that the first EU country a migrant or refugee entered was the one responsible for processing their asylum claim." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Laura Ling for hosting TestTube! Check Laura out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraling
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The Soviet Union's Secret Nuclear Disaster
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Alexander the Great died over 2,000 years, yet Greece and Macedonia are still fighting over his birthplace. It's just one of many issues dividing the two countries. So, why do they hate each other? Learn More: The Macedonian-Greek Conflict http://www.historyofmacedonia.org/MacedonianGreekConflict/conflict.html "The Macedonian-Greek conflict is a very complex issue. " Macedonian PM: Greece is avoiding talks over name dispute http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/14/business/macedonia-prime-minister-greece/index.html "Macedonia is "frustrated" by Greece's efforts to block its European Union membership over a longstanding identity dispute, the country's Prime Minister has said." Macedonian http://aboutworldlanguages.com/macedonian "Macedonian ( ?a?e?o?c?? ja???, makedonski jazik) belongs to the South Slavic group of the Slavic branch of Indo-European language family." Feud Between Greece, Macedonia Continues Over Claim to Alexander the Great http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/27/AR2009072702653.html "Alexander the Great died more than 2,300 years ago. But his cult of personality is just starting to grip this tiny Balkan country." Watch More: Why Greece And Turkey Are Fighting Over Cyprus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNFrirHgRQY&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Powerful Is The Yakuza?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Joseph Sledge was convicted of a double murder in 1978, but was exonerated after 37 years in prison. What evidence helped overturn his conviction? Learn More: Brief and Timeline from the hearing conducted by the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission http://www.innocencecommission-nc.gov/Forms/pdf/Sledge/State%20v.%20Joseph%20Sledge%20Brief.pdf The Affidavit Given by Herman Baker At Hearing: http://www.innocencecommission-nc.gov/Forms/pdf/Sledge/Handouts%20provided%20to%20the%20Commission%20during%20the%20hearing.pdf Joseph Sledge, Wrongly Imprisoned For Decades, Now Free http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/23/us/man-free-after-jailed-for-half-his-life/ "During the more than three decades Sledge was in prison, he maintained his innocence, filing numerous post-conviction motions on various grounds. All were denied without hearing." Watch More: The Huge Problem With For-Profit Prisons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDm9JSOY_YI _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What Laws Apply In International Waters?
 
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Pope Francis recently granted sainthood to two 19th century Palestinian nuns. So we were wondering what are the qualifications for becoming a saint? » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Learn More: Pope Francis Is Making Saints Out Of Two Palestinian Nuns http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/13/pope-francis-saints-palestinian-nuns_n_7260252.html "Pope Francis will bestow sainthood on two Palestinian nuns on Sunday (May 17), a move that's being seen as giving hope to the conflict-wracked Middle East and shining the spotlight on the plight of Christians in the region." How does someone become a saint? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27140646 "Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII are to be declared saints by the Catholic Church." Is Mother Teresa's Miracle for Real? http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2003/10/is_mother_teresas_miracle_for_real.html "On Sunday, Pope John Paul II beatified Mother Teresa of Calcutta, bringing her one step closer to sainthood." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Lissette Padilla for hosting TestTube! Check Lissette out on Twitter:https://twitter.com/lizzette
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How Should Democracy Really Work?
 
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Watch Seeker Stories Here: http://testu.be/SeekerStories There are over 7,000 languages in the world, but half the population only speaks one of 12 as their first language. So, what are the most common languages? Learn More: Summary by World Area http://www.ethnologue.com/statistics/size "The World Languages section of this site provides country summaries and language-by-language information." Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, http://www.mla.org/pdf/2009_enrollment_survey.pdf "Since 1958, the Modern Language Association (MLA), with the continuous support of the United States Department of Education, has gathered and analyzed data on undergraduate and graduate course enrollments in languages other than English in United States colleges and universities." World Factbook: Languages https://www.cia.gov/Library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2098.html#xx "This entry provides a rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language." Watch More: Seeker Stories https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJsSEDFFnMFvW9JWU6XUn0Q _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Laura Ling for hosting TestTube! Check Laura out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraling
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South America’s Lithium Boom: A Blessing Or A Curse?
 
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The Devastating Effects Of Gold Mining - https://youtu.be/wq0p5tnFnWs » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Bolivia holds the world's largest lithium reserves and mining it could heal the impoverished country's economy. But at what cost? Learn More: In pictures: The world's largest salt flat in Bolivia http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-34731813 Salt 'n Power: A First Look at the Lithium Flats of Bolivia https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/lithium-flats-of-bolivia/ Tossed Aside in the 'White Gold' Rush https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/business/batteries/tossed-aside-in-the-lithium-rush/ Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Strings for story telling" More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Written by: Jennie Butler Edited by: Alex Esteves Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis
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Which Countries Don't Allow Dual Citizenship?
 
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When Can You Be Stripped Of Your Citizenship? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps_l0aBGuzc » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Many Americans belong to two countries, but other nations do not allow dual citizenships. So where is having two nationalities prohibited? Learn More: CNN: Record number of Americans dump U.S. passports http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/08/news/americans-citizenship-renunciation/ D'Alessio Law Group: List of countries that allow or disallow Dual Citizenship http://www.dlgimmigration.com/united-states-citizenship/list-of-countries-that-allow-or-disallow-dual-citizenship/ immihelp: Dual Citizenship http://www.immihelp.com/citizenship/dual-citizenship-recognize-countries.html U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Naturalization for Spouses of U.S. Citizens https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/citizenship-through-naturalization/naturalization-spouses-us-citizens Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: _ More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting Seeker Daily! Check Jules out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su
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Why Superdelegates Favor Clinton to Sanders
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Currently, the U.S. military bans transgender personnel from service, but that could be changing. In a landmark ruling, the U.S. Army approved hormone therapy for transgender soldier, Chelsea Manning. So where does the military stand on the issue now? Learn More: Chelsea Manning allowed to have hormone therapy http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/13/chelsea-manning-allowed-to-have-hormone-therapy "Chelsea Manning, the US army intelligence analyst who was the source of the massive WikiLeaks disclosure of state secrets, has been granted hormone therapy in her transition to a woman, a report suggested on Thursday." The Courage of Transgender Soldiers http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/22/opinion/sunday/baird-the-courage-of-trans-soldiers.html "It was 2 a.m., just a few days before Christmas, in a remote part of Afghanistan. Eight hours into a 16-hour shift, Ryan, a 23-year-old American naval sailor, was standing tense and alert, watching the footage of soldiers undertaking a nearby mission on a screen in front of him." Transgender Military Service in the United States http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Transgender-Military-Service-May-2014.pdf "This research brief offers analyses from several data sources to estimate the number of transgender individuals who have served in the US armed forces, including the number who are likely on active duty or serving in the Guard or Reserve forces, and the number who are veterans or retired from Guard or Reserve service." Watch More: Is It Legal to Discriminate Against LGBT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkqgrdeEImI _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What Countries Have Nuclear Weapons?
 
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Why Does America Love Guns? http://testu.be/1ONTyDO » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Established in the late 1960s, the 911 emergency number still has unsolved issues. So, how does the 911 call system actually work? Learn More: 9-1-1 Origin & History https://www.nena.org/?page=911overviewfacts "The three-digit telephone number "9-1-1" has been designated as the "Universal Emergency Number," for citizens throughout the United States to request emergency assistance." Telecommunications Act of 1996 https://transition.fcc.gov/telecom.html "The Telecommunications Act of 1996 is the first major overhaul of telecommunications law in almost 62 years." 47 CFR 20.18 - 911 Service https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/47/20.18 "Scope of section. The following requirements are only applicable to CMRS providers, excluding mobile satellite service (MSS) operators, to the extent that they:" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Powerful Is New Zealand?
 
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Please Take Our Survey: http://testu.be/2015TTSurvey » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe "Monster" Cyclone Pam battered the islands of Vanuatu for almost 24 hours. Learn More: Vanuatu Is Devastated By Cyclone Pam, Leaving At Least 8 Dead http://www.bustle.com/articles/69800-vanuatu-is-devastated-by-cyclone-pam-leaving-at-least-8-dead-photos "With a population of just around 270,000 people, the tiny South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu rarely makes headlines - but times like this epitomize the notion that no news is good news." Cyclone Pam leaves many of Vanuatu population homeless http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31892872 "Vanuatu's president has told the BBC many of his people are homeless after the "monster" cyclone that ravaged the Pacific island nation on Saturday." Joint Press Statement of the President of the Republic of Kiribati and the Secretary-General of the United Nations http://www.un.org/sg/STATEMENTS/index.asp?nid=5483 "The President of the Republic of Kiribati and the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) met on 4-5 September 2011 during the visit of the Secretary-General to Kiribati, one of the frontlines of the global climate change crisis." Photo by Phillip Capper https://flic.kr/p/tkn4t CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ Watch More: Should We Be Worried About Climate Change? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWfoTBDOMFk What Does 'Third World Country' Mean? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1xBpBaBbrA _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Are US Companies Avoiding Billions in Taxes?
 
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Why Is Russia Sneaking Into Other Countries? http://testu.be/1LaG4Uj » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe With tensions rising between Russia and NATO, some say it might be the start of a second Cold War. So are we on the brink of Cold War 2.0? Learn More: Russia and the Menace of Unreality http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/09/russia-putin-revolutionizing-information-warfare/379880/ “At the NATO summit in Wales last week, General Philip Breedlove, the military alliance’s top commander, made a bold declaration.” Insight - Russia's nuclear strategy raises concerns in NATO http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/02/04/uk-ukraine-crisis-russia-nuclear-insight-idUKKBN0L825A20150204 “Concern is growing in NATO over Russia's nuclear strategy and indications that Russian military planners may be lowering the threshold for using nuclear weapons in any conflict, alliance diplomats say.” The Cold War http://www.westga.edu/~hgoodson/The%20Cold%20War.htm “Ill feeling between the U.S. (and its allies) and the Soviet Union burst into the open following the war, as the two countries, with their very different ideologies and interests, emerged as the most powerful nations in the world.” _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What Do We Know About Britain's Spy Agencies?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Although there has been a lot of debate about GMOs, the FDA claims the new GM apples and potatoes are "safe." So what are the pros and cons of GMOs? Learn More: Ecological impacts of genetically modified crops http://www.cof.orst.edu/cof/teach/agbio2009/Other%20Readings/Swiss%20Rev%20Ecol%20Efffects%20GM%20Crops%202006.pdf "The Swiss Expert Committee for Biosafety SECB advises on issues related to the protection of people and the environment in the areas of biotechnology and gene technology." GMOs linked to gluten disorders plaguing 18 million Americans - report http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/ "Genetically modified foods such as soy and corn may be responsible for a number of gluten-related maladies including intestinal disorders now plaguing 18 million Americans, according to a new report released on Tuesday." Proof he's the Science Guy: Bill Nye is changing his mind about GMOs http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/03/03/proof-hes-the-science-guy-bill-nye-is-changing-his-mind-about-gmos/ "He's not making his popular children's science show anymore, but Bill Nye the Science Guy is still making a public impact by going after pseudoscience and science denial." Watch More: To GMO Or Not To GMO? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_STr04wo_0w _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Portugal Won Its War On Drugs
 
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What Are The World's Most Corrupt Countries? http://bit.ly/1QyQr1M » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe After the ousting of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, the nation's path to democracy took a U-turn. So how bad is Egypt's corruption? Despite many transitional governments, corruption is still rampant in Egyptian society. So just how bad is corruption in Egypt? Learn More: Overview of Corruption and Anti-Corruption in Egypt http://www.transparency.org/files/content/corruptionqas/Country_profile_Egypt_2015.pdf "Egypt has entered the fourth year of a period of political instability unheard of since its independence, after massive demonstrations denounced the deep-rooted system of corruption plaguing the country and finally ousted former president Mubarak." Egypt After 9/11: Perceptions of the United States http://conconflicts.ssrc.org/archives/mideast/shehata/ "On September 12 2001--one day after the attacks on New York and Washington--Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak appeared on Egypt's state television with his cabinet to condemn the attacks on America and all forms of terrorism." Mubarak family fortune could reach $70bn, says expert http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/feb/04/hosni-mubarak-family-fortune "President Hosni Mubarak's family fortune could be as much as $70bn (£43.5bn) according to analysis by a Middle East expert, with much of his wealth in British and Swiss banks or tied up in real estate in London, New York, Los Angeles and along expensive tracts of the Red Sea coast." Egypt: Too Many Regulations Breed Corruption http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/12/09/egypt-bureaucracy-regulations-and-lack-of-accountability-inspire-corruption "This week-the week of International Anti-Corruption Day-Egypt unveiled a new and official strategy to fight corruption." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Think Tank" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Laura Ling for hosting TestTube! Check Laura out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraling
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What Is Insider Trading And Why Is It Illegal?
 
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How Powerful Is Brazil? http://testu.be/1MQfjp5 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Federal prosecutors in Brazil are investigating dozens of politicians involved in a massive corruption scandal. So, just how corrupt is Brazil? Learn More: Brazil: Ex-Lula aide Dirceu held in corruption probe http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-33760559 "Police in Brazil say they have arrested Jose Dirceu, who served as chief of staff under then-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from 2003 to 2005." The persistence of corruption in Brazilian politics http://www.dw.com/en/the-persistence-of-corruption-in-brazilian-politics/a-17974970 "A number of Brazilian politicians are corrupt, and yet that doesn't seem to diminish their chances come election time." Impact of Brazil's Clean Companies Act http://www.thinkbrg.com/media/news/464_Fogarty_CCM_BrazilCleanCompaniesAct_july14.pdf "We see an increased level of concern from both multinational entities and Brazilian companies, not only about existing regulations such as the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act, but also with Brazil's Clean Companies Act." Brazil's Petrobras Reports Nearly $17 Billion in Asset and Corruption Charges http://www.wsj.com/articles/brazils-petrobras-reports-nearly-17-billion-impairment-on-assets-corruption-1429744336 "Brazil's state oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA put a price tag on a corruption scandal that has thrown the country into political and economic turmoil, writing off $17 billion due to losses from graft and overvalued assets." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Lissette Padilla for hosting TestTube! Check Lissette out on Twitter:https://twitter.com/lizzette
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What Is The Ancient Religion Zoroastrianism?
 
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What Is The World's Most Peaceful Religion? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0W-a8Ux0Do » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe With Zoroastrianism on the decline, there is a chance the ancient religion may eventually disappear. So what is this age-old faith? Learn More: Washington Post: Saudi Arabia's Top Cleric Says Iran's Leaders 'Not Muslims' https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/saudi-arabias-top-cleric-says-iranians-are-not-muslims/2016/09/06/6c1cc66c-7424-11e6-9781-49e591781754_story.html BBC: Zoroastrianism at a Glance http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/zoroastrian/ataglance/glance.shtml NPR: Zoroastrianism an Ancient, Shrinking Religion http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121859841 Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Human Connection" More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Written by: Jennie Butler or Jules Suzdaltsev Edited by: Alex Estevez Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis Special thanks to Laura Ling for hosting Seeker Daily! Check Laura out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraling
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How Important Is The African Union?
 
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What Does It Mean To Be A Feminist In Islam? http://testu.be/1VSclBl What The West Gets Wrong About Muslim Women http://testu.be/1KtiRha » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe In 2004, France passed a law banning religious symbols in public spaces. Here's a look into how France's Muslim women view the law. Learn More: Veiled meaning: The French Law Banning Religious Symbols In Public Schools http://www.brookings.edu/fp/cusf/analysis/vaisse20040229.pdf "On March 3, 2004, the French Senate gave the final approval for a bill prohibiting the wearing of conspicuous religious symbols in public schools." French Muslims Say Veil Bans Give Cover to Bias http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/27/world/europe/muslim-frenchwomen-struggle-with-discrimination-as-bans-on-veils-expand.html "Malek Layouni was not thinking about her Muslim faith, or her head scarf, as she took her excited 9-year-old son to an amusement site near Paris. But, as it turned out, it was all that mattered." French Muslims caught between Islamophobia and extremism https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/french-muslims-caught-between-rising-islamophobia-and-growing-extremism/2015/03/22/7359329c-c739-11e4-bea5-b893e7ac3fb3_story.html "This city's first Muslim doctor doesn't look Muslim." Why There's Tension Between France and Its Muslim Population http://time.com/3659241/paris-terror-attack-muslim-islam/ "The country's radical secularism clashes with many Muslims' desire to publicly display their faith." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Powerful Is Italy?
 
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How China Is Forcing Citizens To Love The Government http://testu.be/1OAlbCk » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe China's government maintains a tight grip on citizens by closely monitoring their activity. But how invasive is China's mass surveillance? Learn More: China Tightens Censorship of Electronic Communications http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/world/asia/22china.html?_r=3&pagewanted=all "If anyone wonders whether the Chinese government has tightened its grip on electronic communications since protests began engulfing the Arab world, Shakespeare may prove instructive." In China, Beware: A Camera May Be Watching You http://www.npr.org/2013/01/29/170469038/in-china-beware-a-camera-may-be-watching-you "China is becoming a surveillance state. In recent years, the government has installed more than 20 million cameras across a country where a decade ago there weren't many." ACLU: Orwellian Citizen Score, China's credit score system, is a warning for Americans http://www.computerworld.com/article/2990203/security/aclu-orwellian-citizen-score-chinas-credit-score-system-is-a-warning-for-americans.html "Gamer? Strike. Bad-mouthed the government in comments on social media? Strike." China 'employs 2 million to police internet' http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/07/world/asia/china-internet-monitors/ "China has around two million people policing public opinion online, according to a state media report that sheds light on the country's secretive internet surveillance operations." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Subtle Nuance" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special Thanks to Julian Huguet for hosting TestTube! Watch Julian on The Science of Happiness on SoulPancake: http://bit.ly/ScienceofHappiness Special thanks to Amy Shira Teitel for hosting TestTube! Check Amy out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/astVintageSpace Special thanks to Laura Ling for hosting TestTube! Check Laura out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraling Special thanks to Julia Wilde for hosting TestTube! Check Julia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Julia_SCI Special thanks to Lissette Padilla for hosting TestTube! Check Lissette out on Twitter:https://twitter.com/lizzette Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting TestTube!
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Should Puerto Rico Become A State?
 
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Secession movements seem to be everywhere: from the Kurds in Iraq, to pro-Russian Ukrainian separatists, to Scotland's aim to break up the UK. How does secession actually happen? Let's look back to South Sudan's successful secession effort to see exactly how new countries gain independence. Learn More: Comprehensive Peace Agreement http://unmis.unmissions.org/Portals/UNMIS/Documents/General/cpa-en.pdf http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=39034&Cr=South+Sudan&Cr1=#.U86stIBdXZE In North Sudan, 58% voted for secession http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/In-N-Sudan-58-voted-for-secession/articleshow/7394514.cms Only some 16,000 voters in 10 states in the south chose to remain united with northern Sudan, while 3.7 million chose to separate. Results for the Referendum of Southern Sudan http://southernsudan2011.com/ The results displayed across this website are the final certified results from the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission. The Background to Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement http://unmis.unmissions.org/Default.aspx?tabid=515 For all but 11 of the 48 years since its independence in 1956, Sudan has been engulfed in civil conflict. Protocol Between the Govt. of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement on Power Sharing http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/file/resources/collections/peace_agreements/power_sharing_05262004.pdf UN welcomes South Sudan as 193rd Member State http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=39034&Cr=South+Sudan&Cr1=#.U86stIBdXZE The General Assembly today admitted the Republic of South Sudan as the 193rd member of the United Nations, welcoming the newly independent country to the community of nations. Watch More: Why Chicago Has So Much Gang Violence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Unj0W4VCN8&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA Will Anyone Pay for the Malaysian Flight Disaster in Ukraine? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWGnEFqZ_eI&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Powerful Is Vietnam?
 
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What If China And Vietnam Went To War? http://bit.ly/1sJJCpP » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe With a booming economy, Vietnam is projected to gain the most from the new TPP deal. So just how influential is Vietnam? Learn More: CIA World Fact Book: Vietnam https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/vm.html New York Times: Vietnam Arms Embargo to Be Fully Lifted, Obama Says in Hanoi http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/24/world/asia/vietnam-us-arms-embargo-obama.html?mtrref=undefined&gwh=6246DCF2F14EE340B78EF14F4FA56584&gwt=pay The Guardian: Vietnam 40 years on: how a communist victory gave way to capitalist corruption http://www.theguardian.com/news/2015/apr/22/vietnam-40-years-on-how-communist-victory-gave-way-to-capitalist-corruption Bloomberg: Toasts Turn to Water Cannons in China, Vietnam Sea Spat http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-05-18/vietnam-china-shared-patrols-turn-to-south-china-sea-standoff Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Continuity" _ More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting Seeker Daily! Check Jules out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su
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Why Is Sweden Buying Trash From Other Countries?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe The US and Israel have been long-time allies and Netanyahu recently called their relationship "rock-solid". But disagreement over Israeli settlements have been putting a strain on the personal friendship between Obama and Netanyahu. With imminent threats from neighboring countries, can Israel afford to lose a friend? Learn More: Press release from the White House http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-at-Cairo-University-6-04-09 Remarks by the President on a new beginning between the United States and Muslim communities around the world. Democrats to Boehner: Postpone Netanyahu speech http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/democrats-john-boehner-benjamin-netanyahu-speech-114695.html "Three House Democrats are circulating a letter they plan to send to Speaker John Boehner, urging the top Republican to 'postpone' Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress." Creeping construction: Israel to build 600 new settlements in the West bank http://rt.com/news/217791-israel-settlements-west-bank/ "Israeli authorities have approved the building of at least 623 settlements on the West Bank in the space of just one week. The decision comes amid growing tensions in the region ahead of a planned UN vote on Palestine's statehood." Watch More: Why Does the U.S. Love Israel? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl8sWCxyPJw _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special Thanks to Julia Wilde for hosting TestTube! Check out Julia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Julia_SCI
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How Powerful Is Indonesia?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe From Watergate to the NSA, journalists are an integral part in educating the public and holding the accountable for their actions. So who are they and how did they change history? Learn More: The Watergate Story http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/watergate/part1.html ""Five Held in Plot to Bug Democratic Offices Here," said the headline at the bottom of page one in the Washington Post on Sunday, June 18, 1972." Torture At Abu Ghraib http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2004/05/10/torture-at-abu-ghraib "In the era of Saddam Hussein, Abu Ghraib, twenty miles west of Baghdad, was one of the world's most notorious prisons, with torture, weekly executions, and vile living conditions." Randy Shilts warned early about 'baffling diseases' in gay men http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/Randy-Shilts-warned-early-about-baffling-2795293.php "A 45-year-old San Francisco man looked at the purple spots covering his arms, face and chest and contemplated the death sentence they might foreshadow." The Top 100 Works of Journalism In the United States in the 20th Century http://www.nyu.edu/classes/stephens/Top%20100%20page.htm "As selected by Madeleine Blais, Alan Brinkley, David Brinkley, Lydia Chavez, Karen Durbin, Clay Felker, Jeff Greenfield, Pete Hamill, Mary McGrory, Nancy Maynard, Eric Newton, Dorothy Rabinowitz, Gene Roberts, Morley Safer, David Shaw, George Will and Ben Yagoda;" Watch More: Which Countries Have The Worst Censorship? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR1miR6pgR4&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA&index=17 _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Lissette Padilla for hosting TestTube! Check Lissette out on Twitter:https://twitter.com/lizzette
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What Is ASEAN And Why Is It Important For Southeast Asia?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe In April 2015, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush reiterated his support for Puerto Rico's statehood. It's a move that has long been debated. So, should Puerto Rico become a state? Learn More: Puerto Rico Governor Promises Plebiscite on Commonwealth Status by 2016, Congress Rep Wants Land to Be 51st US State http://www.latinpost.com/articles/17412/20140717/puerto-rico-governor-promises-plebiscite-commonwealth-status-2016-congress-rep.htm "On Wednesday, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said that by 2016, there will be a plebiscite to determine what to do about the U.S. commonwealth archipelago's political status." In the fight for Puerto Rican statehood, is San Juan the new Selma? http://qz.com/368534/in-the-fight-for-puerto-rican-statehood-is-san-juan-the-new-selma/ "Leave it to a British comic to school us all on the least talked-about race problem in America-well, except the millions of Americans living in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa." Federal Funds Management Office Commonwealth of Puerto Rico http://www2.pr.gov/agencias/FederalFunds/Documents/Fondos%20Fderales%20vFINAL.pdf "Impact of Federal Funds on Puerto Rico" Watch More: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ULPJM6KyoQ&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Evan Puschak for hosting TestTube! Check Evan out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheeNerdwriter/media
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Who Owns The North Pole?
 
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Why Boko Haram Wants To Join ISIS http://bit.ly/1qVWOH2 What Is Sharia Law? http://testu.be/1Bu78Yj » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe After years of terrorizing the south of the Philippines, Abu Sayyaf has pledged allegiance to ISIS. So what is Abu Sayyaf? Learn More: 18 Philippine Soldiers Killed in Firefight With Militant Group http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/11/world/asia/18-philippine-soldiers-killed-in-firefight-with-militant-group.html "At least 18 soldiers were killed and more than 50 wounded in a gun battle in the southern Philippines between government forces and the militant group Abu Sayyaf, military officials said Sunday." Philippines: Abu Sayyaf back in the spotlight http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/10/philippines-abu-sayyaf-201410187641392234.html "Once described as a spent force that had been isolated in remote southern Philippine jungles, a group of Muslim fighters has again thrust its menacing face into the international spotlight by abducting foreigners and professing support for ISIL combatants halfway across the world." Guide to the Philippines conflict http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-17038024 "The southern Philippines has a long history of conflict, with armed groups including Muslim separatists, communists, clan militias and criminal groups all active in the area." Abu Sayyaf Group http://csis.org/files/publication/111128_Fellman_ASG_AQAMCaseStudy5.pdf "Founded in the early 1990s as a Filipino Muslim (Moro) terrorist organization, the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) emerged as a more violent Islamist alternative to the stagnated political movements of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Elevation" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Laura Ling for hosting TestTube! Check Laura out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraling
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How Powerful is Nigeria?
 
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What Is Al-Shabaab? http://testu.be/1QrqwfL » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe In recent years, piracy resurged with over 140 hostages taken by pirates in the first three months of 2015. So we wanted to know, how dangerous are pirates? Learn More: UNOSAT Global Report on Maritime Piracy http://unosat.web.cern.ch/unosat/unitar/publications/UNITAR_UNOSAT_Piracy_1995-2013.pdf "This global report on maritime piracy has identified several important trends related to maritime security." United States Counter Piracy and Maritime Security Action Plan https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/united_states_counter_piracy_and_maritime_security_action_plan_2014.pdf "Presidential Policy Directive 18 (PPD-18)1 established United States Government policy on Maritime Security and provided for the development of scalable, flexible frameworks on specific maritime issues to guide and clarify roles and responsibilities for strategic goals of the United States." One coastal tanker hijacked every two weeks in South East Asia http://www.iccwbo.org/News/Articles/2015/One-coastal-tanker-hijacked-every-two-weeks-in-South-East-Asia/ "A small coastal tanker is hijacked by pirates in South East Asia every two weeks on average, a report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed." The Economic Cost of Somali Piracy 2011 http://oceansbeyondpiracy.org/sites/default/files/economic_cost_of_piracy_2011.pdf "This report is One Earth Future Foundation's (OEF) second assessment of the Economic Cost of Piracy. It estimates that Somali piracy cost between $6.6 and $6.9 billion in 2011." Watch More: What Is Al-Shabaab And What Do They Want In East Africa? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0_2sPWV0Os&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA&index=28 _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Kim Horcher for hosting TestTube! Check Kim out on Nerd Alert https://www.youtube.com/user/NerdAlert and Twitter: https://twitter.com/kimscorcher
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What Is A Technocracy?
 
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How Powerful Is California? http://bit.ly/1NB8I03 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe New York City is a cultural and financial powerhouse, but how does the state compare overall? How powerful is New York? Learn More: More Americans Moving to Cities, Reversing the Suburban Exodus http://www.thewire.com/national/2014/03/more-americans-moving-to-cities-reversing-the-suburban-exodus/359714/ "More Americans are moving to cities in the wake of the slight uptick in the economy in recent years, reversing the decades-long trend of settling in the suburbs." 15 states with the highest share of immigrants in their population http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/05/14/15-states-with-the-highest-share-of-immigrants-in-their-population/ "A sharp rise in the number of immigrants living in the U.S. in recent decades serves as a backdrop for the debate in Congress over the nation's immigration policies." New York City finds one in five adults has mental health problems http://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-york-mentalhealth-idUSKCN0T12OO20151112 "At least one in five adult New Yorkers suffer from depression, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts or other psychological disorders every year, according to a report released on Thursday ahead of Mayor Bill de Blasio's new mental-health initiative." The NYPD Officers Who See Racial Bias in the NYPD http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2015/01/the-nypd-officers-who-see-racial-bias-in-the-nypd/384106/ "A dozen years ago, City Journal, the quarterly magazine of The Manhattan Institute, published 'The Black Cops You Never Hear About' by Heather Mac Donald, one of the sharpest, most eloquent, and zealous defenders of New York City's police department." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Front Runner" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Is This A Better Immigration System?
 
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Who Are The Sikhs? http://bit.ly/1TUGxuw » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Buddhism has always been seen as the most peaceful religion, yet another belief has outranked it. So which religion prioritizes peace? Learn More: Islam Is a Religion of Peace http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/11/09/islam-is-a-religion-of-peace-manal-omar-debate-islamic-state/ "Can the wave of violence sweeping the Islamic world be traced back to the religion's core teachings? " Five Articles of Faith http://www.realsikhism.com/?subaction=showfull&id=1193703788&ucat=5 "Sikhs have five articles of faith natively known as Kakaars or Five K's." The Buddha Taught Nonviolence, Not Pacifism https://www.bcbsdharma.org/article/the-buddha-taught-nonviolence-not-pacifism/ "In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, I have found myself musing about non­violence, its contributions, its limits, and its place in the Buddha's teaching. " Jainism http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/jainism/ "Jainism is an ancient religion from India that teaches that the way to liberation and bliss is to live a life of harmlessness and renunciation." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Human Connection" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Lissette Padilla for hosting TestTube! Check Lissette out on Twitter:https://twitter.com/lizzette
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What Happens If You Don't Pay Off Your Student Loans?
 
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Why Does America Love Guns? http://testu.be/1mJfh8q How Powerful Is The NRA? http://testu.be/1ZSJOhT » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Debates over the Second Amendment have focused on semantics and punctuation. So what does a comma have to do with the right to bear arms? Learn More: So You Think You Know the Second Amendment? http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/so-you-think-you-know-the-second-amendment "Does the Second Amendment prevent Congress from passing gun-control laws?" How A Comma Gave Americans The Right To Own Guns http://www.businessinsider.com/the-comma-in-the-second-amendment-2013-8 "A recent poll suggests Americans will consider the gun debate a pivotal point in the 2014 elections." Clause and Effect http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/16/opinion/16freedman.html "LAST month, the Supreme Court agreed to consider District of Columbia v. Heller, which struck down Washington's strict gun ordinance as a violation of the Second Amendment's 'right to keep and bear arms.'" Errors in the Constitution-Typographical and Congressional https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2012/fall/const-errors.html "Americans love their Constitution, even with its faults." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Genetic Code" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Which Countries Are Neutral?
 
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How Oil is Transforming Africa http://testu.be/1HHc6Ub » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Central African Republic's blood diamonds used to fund rebels' causes, yet timber has replaced it. So is blood timber the new blood diamond? Learn More: Blood Timber https://www.globalwitness.org/reports/bloodtimber/ "Urgent action required to cut trade and aid ties to logging companies that have paid millions to militia guilty of mass murder and war crimes." The Environmental Crime Crisis http://www.unep.org/unea/docs/RRAcrimecrisis.pdf "Given the alarming pace, level of sophistication, and globalized nature that illegal trade in wildlife has now notoriously achieved, UNEP initiated a Rapid Response Assessment to provide some of the latest data, analysis, and broadest insights into the phenomenon." Central African Republic: Muslims Held Captive, Raped https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/04/22/central-african-republic-muslims-held-captive-raped "At least 42 Muslim Peuhl herders, mostly women and girls, are being held captive by anti-balaka fighters in the Central African Republic and are at risk of sexual violence, Human Rights Watch said today." Letter dated 26 June 2014 from the Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic established pursuant to Security Council resolution 2127 (2013) addressed to the President of the Security Council http://www.securitycouncilreport.org/atf/cf/%7B65BFCF9B-6D27-4E9C-8CD3-CF6E4FF96FF9%7D/s_2014_452.pdf "Following the ousting of President François Bozizé on 24 March 2013 and the forced resignation of the following President, Michel Djotodia, on 10 January 2014, the Government of the Central African Republic still has to overcome significant obstacles to achieving the second phase of the political transition, which should lead to free and fair democratic elections in 2015." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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